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Jana Machatova

Published: 18.03.2020
Jana Machatova. Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2020. Paper, resin, silver foil, silver.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Frauen-Fleiss. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2020
Paper, resin, silver foil, silver.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Frauen-Fleiss
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Silver, resin, silver foil.. Photo by: Peter Ančic. From series: Frauen-Fleiss. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Silver, resin, silver foil.
Photo by: Peter Ančic
From series: Frauen-Fleiss
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Silver, resin.. Photo by: Peter Ančic. From series: Frauen-Fleiss. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Silver, resin.
Photo by: Peter Ančic
From series: Frauen-Fleiss
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Glove, 2018. Silver, resin, gold foil.. Photo by: Peter Ančic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Glove, 2018
Silver, resin, gold foil.
Photo by: Peter Ančic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: No. 1, 2018. Silver, resin, silver foil.. Photo by: Peter Ančic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: No. 1, 2018
Silver, resin, silver foil.
Photo by: Peter Ančic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Peacock, 2019. Silver, resin, paper.. Photo by: Peter Ančic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Peacock, 2019
Silver, resin, paper.
Photo by: Peter Ančic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: The Secret of a Lady´s Handbag, 2018. Silver, paper, resin.. Jana Machatova
Brooch: The Secret of a Lady´s Handbag, 2018
Silver, paper, resin.
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Silver,paper,silver foil, resin, olivins.. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Silver,paper,silver foil, resin, olivins.
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: KörperhaltungNr. 1, 2018. Silver, paper, silver foil, resin.. From series: Frauen-Fleiss. Jana Machatova
Brooch: KörperhaltungNr. 1, 2018
Silver, paper, silver foil, resin.
From series: Frauen-Fleiss
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Desire, 2018. Silver, paper, silverfoil, resin, zircons.. 9 x 8 x 2 cm. Photo by: Peter Ančic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Desire, 2018
Silver, paper, silverfoil, resin, zircons.
9 x 8 x 2 cm
Photo by: Peter Ančic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Couple, 2018. Silver, paper, silver foil, resin.. 6 x 9 x 2 cm. Photo by: Peter Ančic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Couple, 2018
Silver, paper, silver foil, resin.
6 x 9 x 2 cm
Photo by: Peter Ančic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Leonid Iljitsch+Gustav, 2014. Plexiglass, silver.. 7 x 10 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Where are you from?. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Leonid Iljitsch+Gustav, 2014
Plexiglass, silver.
7 x 10 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Where are you from?
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Jana Machatova. Pendant: Leonid Iljitsch+Erich, 2014. Silver, gold foil, plexiglass, paper in laminated plastic.. 10 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Peter Ančic. From series: Where are you from?. Jana Machatova
Pendant: Leonid Iljitsch+Erich, 2014
Silver, gold foil, plexiglass, paper in laminated plastic.
10 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Peter Ančic
From series: Where are you from?
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Jana Machatova. Pendant: Vladimir Vladimirovitsch, 2014. Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil, fibre, pearls. 11 x 12 x 1 cm. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Where are you from?. Jana Machatova
Pendant: Vladimir Vladimirovitsch, 2014
Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil, fibre, pearls
11 x 12 x 1 cm
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Where are you from?
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Pioneers, 2014. Plexiglass, silver, gold foil.. 6.5 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Peter Ančic. From series: Where are you from?. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Pioneers, 2014
Plexiglass, silver, gold foil.
6.5 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Peter Ančic
From series: Where are you from?
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Where are you from?, 2014. Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil. 11 x 10 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Where are you from?'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Where are you from?, 2014
Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil
11 x 10 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Where are you from?'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Honour and Praise..., 2014. Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Where are you from?. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Honour and Praise..., 2014
Plexiglass, silver, paper in laminated plastic, gold foil.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Where are you from?
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Alice in Wonderland, 2012. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearl. 6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Alice in Wonderland, 2012
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearl
6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: She and He, 2011. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,silver foil. 13 x 5 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: She and He, 2011
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,silver foil
13 x 5 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Kiss the Frog, 2012. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil. 10 x 9 x 1.5 cm. From series: Love is love. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Kiss the Frog, 2012
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil
10 x 9 x 1.5 cm
From series: Love is love
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Eine Unaufmersame Schulerin, 2012. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearls. 8 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Eine Unaufmersame Schulerin, 2012
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearls
8 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Titanic, 2013. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearls. 5 x 11 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Titanic, 2013
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil,pearls
5 x 11 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Black Horses, 2011. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic, pearls. 5 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Black Horses, 2011
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic, pearls
5 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: ...he is beeing carred..., 2012. Silver, paper in lamineted plastic, gold foil, pearls. 8 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: ...he is beeing carred..., 2012
Silver, paper in lamineted plastic, gold foil, pearls
8 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Forgotten World, 2011. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic, silver foil, pearls. 5.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Forgotten World, 2011
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic, silver foil, pearls
5.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Love is Love, 2011. Silver, paper in lamineted plastic. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Love is Love, 2011
Silver, paper in lamineted plastic
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Love is Love III, 2011. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic. From collection - 'Love is love'. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Love is Love III, 2011
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic
From collection - 'Love is love'
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Turists and Scheep, 2009. Silver. 6 x 5 x 1 cm. From Sentimental Value series. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Turists and Scheep, 2009
Silver
6 x 5 x 1 cm
From Sentimental Value series
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Hali at the Water, 2009. Silver. 6 x 5 x 1 cm. From Sentimental Value series. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Hali at the Water, 2009
Silver
6 x 5 x 1 cm
From Sentimental Value series
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Statement

Jana Machatova is one of the first Slovak fine artists who completed the study of jewelry at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (under Cepka and Weisslechner). During her time there, she underwent a geometrizing and kinetic episode under Cepka’s influence; however, she soon shifted her attention to the theme of memory. She works on this theme in mutually interconnected layers – through her own story, touched up by retrospective optimism and through commentaries, which provide a bitter (or) realistic crown on sweet childhood times. Thus, the accent on personal, family or fantasy memory traces developed in the form of medallions in laminated photography or in carved silver sheets alternates by tuning in to a wider context. In her jewelry, Socialist Czechoslovakia marches with various attributes – badges of children’s pioneer organizations, prefabricated housing developments, barbed wire. Party leaders kissing, Spartakiad games, happy workers and merry children are a more telling description of the socialist era – in the sense of the artist’s sentimental-ironic poetics, they are frequently accompanied by a luxurious golden background and bucolic blueprint motifs. Another layer, to which she revisits with intermissions, is connected to the narrative provided by old postcards and newspapers, in her latest series focusing on, but not exclusively, the history of women’s crafts.  
/ Viera Kleinova, 2019


About series Frauen-Fleiss
I am flicking through a tattered newspaper from 1909 and thinking of the woman who kept the supplement with instructions for needlework in a black folder in an old cabinet in the attic. She redrew the monogram designs and embroidery patterns in ink on translucent paper and included them in the scrapbook collection. I can imagine her sitting by the window, by our small window, embroidering her daughter’s trousseau or knitting baby slippers. I am thinking of the unknown woman who embroidered beautiful pictures, and yet she had no idea what horrors of the twentieth century awaited her. I am thinking of her and wishing her that the moment of peace and concentrated work on something nice would last as long as possible. At the same time, I feel an unusual affinity with her. I pour epoxy resin on the newspaper, trying to preserve the memory. It becomes translucent, but the contours remain, and the patterns overlap...
We are vulnerable and our lives are never completely in our hands. There are often some resolutions about us that have been made by other people. And then we feel as if we were naked. Nobody can hear us shouting, our words. Our faces are invisible, our eyes are only voiceless screams….

/ Jana Machatova
 

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2020:
2019:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019  Instant Proximity.
2018:
Exhibition  18 Dec 2018 - 15 Feb 2019  20+ by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  1/1 by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata in Bratislava.
Exhibition  11 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018  The Genius of Images.
Exhibition  06 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018  1/1 by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata.
2017:
Exhibition  10 Apr 2017 - 07 May 2017  On the Roads by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata.
2016:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 03 Dec 2016  Private Expeditions by Jana Machatová & Peter Machata.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016  4 x 4.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2016 - 07 Oct 2016  Kremnica 1990 - 2016.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016  Hunters of Lists.
Exhibition  10 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016  Expecting a Miracle by Jana Machatova and Peter Machata.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016  Omnia Vanitas.
Exhibition  25 Sep 2015 - 02 Oct 2015  Sperk Stret.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2014 - 10 Oct 2014  Jewellery by Jana Machatova and Peter Machata.
2013:
Exhibition  05 Sep 2013 - 01 Oct 2013  Jana Machatova: Love Over Gold.
Exhibition  06 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Jana Machatova and Peter Machata: Ready to Wear.
2012:
Exhibition  15 Jun 2012 - 27 Jul 2012  10 Years kunst.wirt.schaft.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  24 Nov 2011 - 13 Jan 2012  fremde federn - borrowed feathers.
Exhibition  08 May 2011 - 12 Jun 2011  Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.

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Book:  Narrative Jewelry. Fenn, MarkSchiffer Publishing:  New York,  2017
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
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